Professional home for the Railway Civil Engineer


We hold up to twenty events per year, the mainstay of which are around ten evening meetings open to RCEA Members and the general railway engineering fraternity to share industry knowledge through presentations, Q&A and within a less formal social setting afterwards. Please note that depending on the event we may levy a charge on non-RCEA members who attend - this increases the benefits of becoming a member if you aren't already!

Evening Meetings are usually arranged for the last Thursday of each month (occasionally altered to suit holiday periods). We have two seasons with Spring (January to June) and Autumn (September to December). There are both London events (information and directions) at the Institution of Civil Engineers and regional events across the country from time to time. If you have been to some and benefitted, please consider joining us to get future updates and the most from our association.

Other events such as Site Visits, International Trips and Parliamentary Receptions are arranged on a bespoke basis and are open to members only - another great reason to join!

For details of all our previous events see our Public Events History or check out our full archive in the Members Area.



Below are the details of our upcoming events for the next few months:

22nd February 2018

RCEA London Informal Discussion


The Electrification of the Great Western Railway:

What Lessons Does it Teach?


Speaker: Peter Dearman
Date-Time: 22nd Feb 2018 18:00, coffee & tea from 17:30
Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, London


Joining the RCEA

We hope you enjoy our events sessions. If you are not a member and are interested in joining the association please apply through the below weblink:









1st March - RSSB

RCEA Midlands Informal Discussion


Railway Safety Standards Board


John Campbell

Date-Time: 1st March 2018 17:30
Venue: De Vere Venues, Colmore Gate, Birmingham B3


5th April - Sir Peter Hendy

RCEA Midlands Informal Discussion




Sir Peter Hendy


5th April 2018 17:30

Venue: TBC


26th April 2018

RCEA Annual General Meeting

Subject: Annual General Meeting
Chair: Andrew Boagey
Date-Time: 26th April 2018 17:30
Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, London


RCEA Members see AGM archive for papers: AGM archive


To be followed by a RCEA Informal Discussion:

7th June - Diversity

RCEA Midlands Informal Discussion




Mark Lomas, HS2

Date-Time: 7th June 2018 17:30
Venue: De Vere Venues, Colmore Gate, Birmingham B3


RCEA: Events


Spring 2018

  • 22nd Feb GWEP: What lessons does it teach?
  • 1st Mar RSSB
  • 29th Mar Waterloo International
  • 5th Apr Sir Peter Hendy
  • 26th Apr AGM & Lecture
  • 7th June HS2 Diversity

Other RCEA Events